Elizabeth Riggins had seven kills, five digs, and three block assists against Villanova
Oct. 6, 2012
WASHINGTON - Before an enthusiastic crowd at McDonough Arena, The Georgetown University volleyball team fell to 6-12 overall and 0-5 in BIG EAST play after a 3-1 loss to Villanova (8-10, 3-2) Saturday in their only match of the weekend.
"We played better today," said Head Coach Arlisa Williams of the 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, 18-25 defeat. "I think that we took care of the ball in some places that we needed to."
In a competitive first set, the Hoyas kept pace with the Wildcats. Tied at 18 however, the set turned quickly and Villanova closed it out on a 7-1 run.
Consistency has been an area of focus for Georgetown in practice. "I think it's just a mindset. We're still trying to figure out how we win with this particular group, and everybody needs to show up every single day ready to leave it out there."
GU broke through to win the important second set and avoid an early 0-2 hole. Junior outside hitter Brooke Bachesta (Sammamish, Wash./Eastside Catholic) came off the bench after sitting out the first set and ignited the offense, with five of her six kills coming in the second.
The third and fourth sets went to Villanova. As has been the case several times this season, the Hoyas were not able to consistently play at their highest level, and allowed the Wildcats to end the match on another 7-1 run in the final frame.
GU appeared to be pushing the tempo and playing at a quick pace throughout today's match.
"Faster setting has been our goal. My philosophy is that our players are a little bit smaller, but if we can out-quick them it makes it hard to defend us. I've always tried to run as fast an offense as possible. We really focused on it this week."
Senior middle blocker Lindsay Wise (Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter) hit a team-high .333 with 10 kills.
Elizabeth Riggins (Mission Viejo, Calif./Santa Margarita) had one of her best performances of the year, racking up seven kills.
Despite being out-blocked 14 to 11 as a team, the Hoyas played well up front defensively. Sophomore middle blocker Dani White (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) was involved in eight blocks during the match to lead the Blue & Gray.
Villanova's Krista Andersen tallied a match-high 13 assists to help the Wildcats hand GU their 11th straight loss. Libero Mariah Henley, ranked second in the BIG EAST in digs, turned in 19 today.
The Hoyas will regroup and hit the road this weekend for BIG EAST matches at Pittsburgh and USF Friday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The team is back at McDonough Arena the following weekend to take on Notre Dame Friday, Oct. 19 and DePaul Sunday, Oct. 21.
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